Archive - Obituary
September 17th, 2014
Betty Jean Dilts
July 7, 1931 â€“ Sept. 14, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Betty Jean Dilts, 83, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014 at her residence after an illness.
Dorothy M. Kelso
Nov. 1, 1926 - Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Dorothy M. Kelso, 87, passed away of natural causes in her home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Born in Chicago, Ill. in November of 1926, Dorothy was the daughter of LeRoy and Ruth (Reynolds) Nelson. After graduation from Calumet High School in Chicago, Dorothy did modeling in the area until she met her future husband, Robert C. Kelso.
Dale E. Kersey
June 24, 1937 â€“ Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Dale E. â€śBuckyâ€ť Kersey, 77, formerly of Skylane Drive, passed away on Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014 at 8 a.m. at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Mishawaka on June 24, 1937, Dale was the son of Dale E. Sr. and Annabelle (McKesson) Kersey. In his younger years, Dale enjoyed fishing and hunting on the family farm with his brother and dad.
On Sept. 9, 1989, Dale E. Kersey, Jr. married Leticia C. â€śLettyâ€ť Camanga in Culver.
Ruth Mae Gordon
Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Ruth Mae Gordon, 98, of Plymouth and formerly of the Argos community, died Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
John R. Hickle
Sept. 6, 2014
ARGOS â€” John R. Hickle, 70, of Argos, died Sept. 6, 2014 at 6:25 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Diane D. Reese
Sept. 27, 1950 - Sept. 12, 2014
WARSAW â€” Diane D. Reese, age 63, of Warsaw went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 6:37 a.m. She was born Sept. 27, 1950 in Plymouth to Phil and Edwina (Schaar) Dillon.
July 21, 1939 - Sept. 14, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Shirley J. Girten, 75, Plymouth, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 7:55 a.m., at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, inÂ Plymouth.
Dale E. Kersey
June 24, 1937 - Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Dale E. Kersey, 77, of Plymouth, passed away Monday morning in the Pilgrim Manor Care Center.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth followed by services at 7 p.m.
A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Pilot News.
Judith Ann Kolkman
Sept. 6, 2014
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. â€” Judith Ann Kolkman passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, Sept. 6, 2014.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Donald J Kolkman; her son, Blane Soper, his wife Annabelle Soper; and Judyâ€™s grandson, Blaney Soper. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Dawn and Dave Wallin and granddaughter Alexandra, Dave Kolkman and grandsons Dawson and Brayden.
Judy was a strong fighter and cancer survivor for 13 years and loved tennis. She will be sadly missed.
Robert E. Averill
April 26, 1929 - Feb. 6, 2014
NAPPANEE â€” Robert E. Averill, age 84, of Nappanee, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and lived his early years in Dundee, Ill. The family moved to Plymouth in 1941.
He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard during the Korean Conflict.
He was married to Martha Dick on July 11, 1958 in Nappanee, where they made their home after their marriage.
Mr. Averill worked for Durkee Food Products until his retirement.
Bradley A. Penicaro
Sept. 12, 2014
KEWANNA â€” Bradley Allen Penicaro, 58, of Kewanna, died at 5:52 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital of Carmel.
Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester is in charge of arrangements.